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I hav e a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Great Car..runs good. Drives great. Instrumentation Panel went dead. ABS Light comes on and off. Service Engine Soon Lite comes on and off. Air Bag lite comes on and off. Diagnostics show many error messgaes reported from several modules (BCM Messages, PCM Messages, Transmission Control Module Messages). Feeling is that computer card could be the problem. What is the name/part number of the computer card for this vehicle? Can it be replaced? Where can I find the right card? thanks..chet brion

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Hello
There is no one computer control module for the whole car, there is the Body control module that operates the power accessories and the instrument cluster and other functions like wipers and the anti theft system, it is called the BCM, there is a ABS control module (sold with the entire ABS hydraulic control unit), then the Airbag/SRS system has what is called the Airbag diagnostic monitor module, the Transmission control module called the TCM, and the Powertrain control module (PCM) are all contained in the same module, the chances that all these control modules have failed is next to zero, the most cost efective thing to do at this point is to have the Chrysler dealer diagnose all the fault codes you are receiving, even if it proves that one or more of the control modules is defective you can't just plug them in, they must be programmed for your car by the dealer using a special tool called a scanner.
My experience is 35 years as a factory trained technician with a master technician certification from ASE

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  • Dan
    Dan Oct 04, 2011

    I hope you've fixed your problem. My experience with this same van is the problem is bad solder connections, specifically the 13 pin wiring harness connector on the instrument panel circuit board. Re-melting these pins on the circuit board itself will probably fix your problem. I had a continuing problem that I finally traced to a 330 ohm resistor on the body control module circuit board. This resistor is labeled 331, and I simply re-melted the solder on both ends of this resistor. (I would have replaced it if I had a suitable one) Haven't had any of the recurring electrical problems since.
    My experience is 35 years as a consumer/vehicle owner trying to reduce excessive repair costs.

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